Jose Torres Sr.
May 4, 1931
August 6, 2020
Jose Torres passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Palm Bay, Florida at the age of 89.
Jose was born in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on May 4, 1931 to parents Espiridion and Monserate Torres. Jose was a member of the choir at our Lady of Grace in Palm Bay, Florida.
He worked in Hilco Coat Factory in Carteret, American Smelting in Perth Amboy, Union Carbide in Bound Brook and the Perth Amboy Board of Education. Jose met Carmen Soto Torres (deceased) and they were married on August 25, 1955. Much to their amazement, they were blessed with two children: Jose A. Torres Jr. (North Brunswick, NJ) and Carmen Rodriguez (Palm Bay, Florida). Jose is survived by 3 grand-children: Christina, Danny and Eric; 4 great grand-children: Justin, Abigail, Thalia and Kleo; 2 brothers: Antonio (deceased) and Eusebio Torres; 5 sisters: Gloria Figueroa, Francisca Franczak (deceased), Virginia Martinez, Elsa Jimenez and Teresa Fieniman and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering at Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home, 419 Barclay Street in Perth Amboy on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 315 Lawrie Street, Perth Amboy on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10:00am, followed by the interment at Alpine Cemetery -Amboy Avenue.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association. https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=donatenow_heart&s_src=pmxsem19&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkrDnv5qP6wIVr9SzCh2qdwt-EAAYASAAEgKtx_D_BwE
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